Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

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Extended CfP 7th RaAM seminar in Liège

Posted by RaAM on November 27th, 2018 at 21:27

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 7th RaAM seminar, to be held in Liège (Belgium) in May 2019, has been extended to December 2nd!

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Newsletter November 2018

Posted by RaAM on November 21st, 2018 at 9:20

RaAM’s newsletter no. 23 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, a final update on the RaAM 2018 conference in Hong Kong, information about this year’s EC elections, two new “Metaphor Columns”, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website. Click on the link below to read RaAM’s newsletter no. […]

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Call for Papers RaAM Seminar 2019

Posted by RaAM on October 7th, 2018 at 14:06

We are happy to announce the 7th seminar of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), which will take place on 16 and 17 May, 2019 at the university of Liège, Belgium. The theme of this seminar is Metaphor studies at the intersection of multiple disciplines.

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Basel, Switzerland

Posted by RaAM on September 16th, 2018 at 20:32

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! On 8 and 9 November, 2018, the Digital Humanities Lab Basel of the Universität Basel (Switzerland) will host a workshop Workshop Intensive Training «Finding Metaphor in Discourse». More information about this workshop can be found here.

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